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Matuma Letsoalo

Matuma Letsoalo

Matuma Letsoalo is the political editor of the Mail & Guardian. He joined the newspaper in 2003 and has won numerous awards since then, including the regional award for Vodacom Journalist of the Year in the economics and finance category in 2015, SA Journalist of the Year in 2011, the Mondi Shanduka SA Story of the Year award in 2008 and CNN African Journalist of the Year – MKO Abiola Print Journalism in 2004.
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    Ramaphosa steps up to the plate ... at last
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    ANC at last calls Zuma to account
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    Zakes Mda on Trump victory: Africans must take their own lead, not look to the US
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    Zakes Mda: Donald Trump is a product of desperation
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    Trump "doesn't need stars" while Clinton brings out the big guns
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    Moyane's own goal rebounds on NPA
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